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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has arrived in Ghana from London after a 12-day brief sick leave.
He was met on arrival by the President Nana Akufo-Addo and his wife Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
Dr. Bawumia has been out of the country on sick leave on the advice of his doctors.
Samira Bawumia last week broke the silence on the ill-health of her husband insisting he is doing very well and responding to treatment.
“My husband and I are grateful to all Ghanaians and well-wishers from across the world for your prayers, support, and best wishes.
“He is doing very well and we thank Allah for His grace. He looks forward to returning to work soon,” Samira had said in the Facebook post last week.
Samira Bawumia’s comments on Thursday brought to an end, days of silence over how the Veep was fairing in the UK
The government had explained that Dr. Bawumia was advised by his doctors to take a short leave after he fell ill few days.
“He was attended to by his doctors and is currently undergoing medical tests and observation. Any further information will be duly communicated,” a statement released by the Director of Communications for the president Eugene Arhin had said.
The development triggered a huge controversy among the two main political parties.
While members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) called for a full disclosure of the health details of Dr. Bawumia, government spokespersons thought it was unnecessary.
Many had also suggested that the sickness was more serious and that the government was keeping vital information from the citizens.
The Minority in Parliament demanded a detailed briefing on the health status of the vice president, a demand the Information Minister Mustapha Hamid thought was unnecessary.
In the wake of the speculations pictures and videos of the Vice President on a stroll with his wife, in London emerged which triggered a new controversy with some critics claiming the pictures and videos were not current.
They suggested the health of the Vice-president was deteriorating.
Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency had earlier in a statement reaffirmed the arrival of Dr. Bawumia
The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji will return to Ghana from the United Kingdom on Thursday 1st February 2018. This is after he took a 12-day medical leave on the advice of his doctors,” the statement said.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/ thePublisher